Published: September 1st 2009 by Tor Books (first published 1999)
Paperback, 320 pages
In a time when the world was ravaged by chaos, one kingdom remains; ordered, isolated, protected. Then Tabitha Serannon awakens an ancient power and t...more
Some books improve with age--the age of the reader, that is. Such is certainly the case with Philip Pullman's heroic, at times heart-wrenching novel, ...more "In pursuit of an elusive nuclear particle, an experiment goes incredibly awry, and, for a few moments, the consciousness of the entire human race is thrown ahead by about twenty years. As the implications truly hit home, the pressure to repeat the experiment builds. Everyone wants a glimpse of their future, a chance to flash forward and see their successes... or learn how to avoid their failures."
I truly loved this book! It was absolutely fascinating!! The way Sawyer describes the future, and what happens because of those visions are genius!
The book is different from the series. So don't be alarmed if you read it. There are only two characters that are in the series as well. Theo and Lloyd.
I didn't think I would enjoy hearing about scientific explanations or about all types of other scientific theories the scientists come up with to explain what happened. But I did, and I think Sawyer has a way of pulling one in and making you understand.
Each day he describes what other people saw and forms a world view of the future which is
*Spoilers + My Questions*
What an ending!! What did Lloyd choose? Will it be a happy ending for Theo?
"As laser-bright moments; diamond-hard memories; crisp and clear. A future lived, a future savored, a future of moments so sharp and pointed that they would sometimes cut and sometimes glint so brightly it would hurt to contemplate them, but sometimes, too, would be joyous, an absolute, pure, unalloyed joy, the kind of joy he hadn't felt much if at all lo these twenty-one years."
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PS: The book is very different